Thursday, March 6

UNC Student Body President Murdered

**Updated 7:15p.m., 3/9**

A beautiful young woman, 22-year-old Eve Marie Carson was a senior, a Morehead-Cain scholar and the Student Body President at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. As a political science and biology major, she had aspirations of attending medical school, and spent Spring 2006 studying abroad in Cuba and Ecuador. She was originally from Athens, Georgia.

Today, she was identified as an apparent random shooting victim who died yesterday morning in the Hillcrest neighborhood.

Police were called to the neighborhood before dawn after reports of gunfire. Carson was shot multiple times, including at least once in the head. She did not have any identification on her, and her 2005 blue Toyota Highlander with Georgia license plate AIV 6690 is missing. There have been no arrests.

The Chancellor released a statement, calling for a gathering to grieve today at 3 p.m.

It is obvious that Carson had a tremendous impact on the UNC community. Her biography is extensive and exemplary, and YouTube has several videos from Carolina Week that feature her during her election campaign. One male student, after admitted attempts to woo Carson, set up a Facebook group to win a date with her through a charity auction.

UNC has suffered a great loss, one that will be hard to recover from. My condolences to all.

Anyone with information about case is asked to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760.


Chapel Hill Police have released the following photos of a person of interest/suspect:

The person(s) in the photos attempted to use Eve Carson's ATM card, though authorities are not releasing the time they were used. Initially, police said there was only one person in the car, believed to be Carson's. However, the Raleigh Chronicle is reporting there may be a second person in the backseat. Using an enhanced color photo, an investigator determined this from the following photo:

Some message boards, one at and at, have rumored that the girlfriend of the suspect in the photo has come forward, saying he was just released from jail and will kill, though this has not been confirmed.

There is also speculation that his hat could signify a gang, but more research is needed.

These photos are good photos, and it should only be a matter of time until this person is caught.

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